On Monday, U.S. Congressman John Larson hosted a press conference at CRT’s assisted-living facility in Hartford, The Retreat, to announce subsidies made possible by the American Rescue Plan to lower premiums for Connecticut households enrolled in Access Health CT Plans.

As a result of the American Rescue Plan, it is estimated that 34,000 households will be enrolled in plans that are nearly $0 per month. Connecticut residents can find quality health plans with lower costs than ever before through Access Health CT thanks to the American Rescue Plan.

Access Health CT will open up a special enrollment period May 1 for anyone who wants to purchase health insurance.

“Once the American Rescue Plan is implemented, it will go to over 50% of our customers will pay zero premium or near zero premium,” Access Health CT CEO James Michel said.

That means about 50,000 people won’t be making any monthly premium payments to have health insurance.

Through the American Rescue Plan, it is estimated at least an additional $85 million dollars annually will become available to help make insurance affordable for CT residents for plan years 2021 and 2022.

More information is available from NBC Connecticut:

Some Connecticut Residents To See 2-Year Break On Health Insurance Premiums.

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